Global Bluetech Summit


Taking place in the iconic Williamsburg Bank Building in Brooklyn, the conference will shine a spotlight on the cutting-edge innovation in this dynamic, emerging industry.

The Weylin
175 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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October 9th - 10th


Our Theme:
Next Generation Bluetech

This year's theme, "Next Generation Bluetech," will organize the event around forward-looking strategies and new paradigms of innovation where technology meets the ocean. Sessions will feature top executives from some of the largest and most important organizations in the sector to discuss a wide range of urgent topics including the decarbonization of shipping, smart ports and urban waterfronts, advances in aquaculture, enabling technology for offshore wind, maritime cyber-security, solutions to the problem of ocean plastics, and ocean-centric approaches to combating climate change.

The event will also include presentations from some of the hottest startups working to solve the industry's thorniest problems, and perspectives from the investment community on financing new ventures and projects.

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Victor Vescovo

Investor & creator,
Five Deeps Expedition

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Founder, Ocean Collectiv

Vikki Spruill

CEO, New England Aquarium

David Benzaquen

CEO, Ocean Hugger Foods

Wenche Grønbrekk

Senior Advisor, Sustainable Ocean Business, UN Global Compact

Tero Hottinen

Director Of Emerging Business, Cargotec

Mike Doenges

Global Business Development, Cisco


Julie Pullen

Director of Product, Jupiter Intelligence

Frohman Anderson III

Managing Partner, Everhope Capital

Matt Heider

CEO, Nautilus Labs

Danielle Joseph

Investment Officer, Closed Loop Partners

Rolando Morillo

SVP Equity & ESG Management, Rockefeller Capital Management

Vesa Koivumaa

Business Development Director, Marine at Wärtsilä

Laurent Develle

Attorney-at-law, Froriep

Ronny Waage

Founder and Managing Director, Heron Advisory

Kelly Lucas

Director, Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, USM

Boris Perlovsky

Director, Cambridge Innovation Center


Kendra MacDonald

CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster


Elizabeth Yee

Managing Director, Climate and Resilience Operations, The Rockefeller Foundation

Larry Feinberg

CEO, KnipBio

Petere Miner

COO & Co-Founder, CoLoadX

Brian Wilson



Dennis Yancey

CEO, Marauder Robotics

Yi Chao

CEO, Seatrec

Richard Stavis

Chief Sustainability Officer, Stavis Seafoods

Rajiv Singh

Co-Chairman, Foodshot Global

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Founder, Precovery Labs

John Konrad

CEO, gCaptain

Ted Janulis

President, Explorers Club


Noelle Laing

Senior Director of Impact Investing at LTW Investments


John Hartnett

President, Mayflower Wind


Alyson Myers

President, Fearless Fund


Yoshioka Tatsuya

Founder, Peace Boat


Nikos Petrakakos

Head of Environmental Innovation, Seabury Capital


Trevor Best

CEO, Syzygy Plasmonics


Ross Tyler

Executive Vice President, Business Network for Offshore Wind

Janet Wu

Reporter, Bloomberg News


Francois Baillet

Senior Legal Officer, U.N. DOALOS

Jonathan Scheinberg

Executive Producer, OceanX



Executives, innovators, and business development teams from companies working at the intersection of technology and the oceans; venture capital and private equity investors, ocean and innovation-focused foundations; bluetech startups of all stripes; organizations focused on ocean sustainability and conservation.


We will have opportunities throughout the event to include new ventures, young companies and bluetech innovators. If you think you might be a fit:

For information about speaking at the event, please contact Alissa.

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Our Sponsors & Partners





We also have a wide range of high-impact sponsorship opportunities for this event.  If you are interested in sponsoring the Global Bluetech Summit, please contact David.


Summit Host:

Venture innovation will have broad and lasting impact on the future of our oceans. We formed SeaAhead to encourage and accelerate new bluetech startups with commercial solutions that solve the biggest challenges facing ocean industries and ocean health. These new companies will build on scientific and advocacy advances to create massive scalability, and will change our global trajectory. Through our Boston hub space, newly announced fellowship program for founders, and a network of engaged corporations and investors, SeaAhead supports the entrepreneurs that will turn the tide.